Wouldn't it be time for another Hockey Franchise in Montreal???
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05-23-2006, 04:03 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
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As somebody already mentioned, we've had Q teams in the Montreal area and they did NOT do well. The Rocket packed up and moved. The Titans de Laval moved as well.
We have to ask ourselves...Is Montreal a Hockey city or a Habs city? How many people have been continuing to follow the playoffs once the Habs were eliminated? Go to Champs or any Cage aux Sports and see the difference.
Well it sure is Habs city. That's why we have to find some place in the area, like the North Shore who would have that young fan base newly interested in hockey but could not afford a Habs ticket. Laval was here from 69 to 98 so they had built something great. And Montreal, well the marketing was inexistant, and knowing that Montreal itself should not have another team, you've got your answer.
But I believe that with the new excitement that the NHL provides, the fact that the audience is younger, more excited than ever, you could still have those people to attend Junior hockey or definately AHL hockey if the marketing is there, if the prices are good and if the show is great.
I believe in the North Shore, there was some talk about Repentigny as well, but Boisbriand, where the old GM building was, is a perfect location for people that lives north of Montreal, Laval, and the rest of the North Shore.
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